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Golfing Healthy Lifestyle- The Power of Protein

Golfing Healthy with Cate Ritter


TheLEAN18green - Cate''s Nutrition KitchenTheLEAN18green - Cate''s Nutrition KitchenHow do you look as good and play as well as a pro without spending hours at the gym or your life-savings on the range? Eat the right foods! That’s right desk-jockeys and cart-riders, you can increase your metabolism by 30% just by consuming more protein. Protein is a vital component to building the lean muscle mass needed for longer drives off the tee and provides the strongest hunger-reducing effect, keeping you full throughout the round. Grass-fed beef and wild salmon are especially good sources of protein and contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acid.

Go For Grass-fed Beef!

Beef = Protien
Beef = Protein

Go for grass-fed animal products to improve your health and aid weight loss! Why should you eat grass-fed instead of grain-fed beef?

  • Excellent source of complete protein
  • Lower in total fat
  • 60% higher in Omega-3s (better ratio to Omega-6s)
  • 10x higher in beta-carotene
  • 4x higher in vitamin E
  • 5x higher in CLA, cancer fighter
  • Higher in B-vitamins, folic acid, calcium, magnesium & potassium
  • Increase CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) content
  • Decreased risk of Ecoli
  • 40% decrease in greenhouse gases
  • Use 85% less energy
  • Restores soil fertility

Try this recipe for Juicy Broiled Grass-fed Beef Burgers!

Quick & Easy Wild Salmon Recipe

Fish & Poultry = Protein
Fish & Poultry = Protein

Broiled Wild Salmon is a simple and easy way to enjoy this exceptional “brain food.” Not only is wild salmon an excellent source of protein, but it is also high in omega-3 essential fatty acids, potassium, selenium and vitamin B12. Always go wild when selecting salmon. Wild salmon has 20% more protein, 20% less fat and far more omega-3s than farmed salmon.

1 pound Wild Salmon fillets
1 tablespoon Pastured butter
Salt and pepper

Preheat broiler. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Lay fillets skin-side up on a rimmed baking sheet 4-inches (or top rack) from the broiler. Broil for 4-6 minutes a side (depending on thickness) or until a fork can easily peel away flakes from the flesh. Remove from broiler. Top each fillet evenly with butter. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions
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Spinach & garlic mashed potatoes
Pear, pecan & goat cheese salad with balsamic

Cate Ritter - Director of Nutrition MTT PerformanceCate’s Bio
Cate Ritter runs THE LEAN 18 Nutrition program at MTT Performance, A Golf Channel Academy located in Pebble Beach, CA. With a successful career as a top junior and collegiate golfer, Cate knows the importance of nutrition when it comes to having a competitive edge on the course. Cate’s work has been featured on ABC15 News, U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Golf Digest, GolfWRX, Golf Tips, Golf Today Northwest, PopGolf Mexico, GolfPunk UK, and The Arizona Republic.


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